This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques associated with practical maintenance applications in recreation facilities. This course sets the foundation for both the staff member conducting the tasks and those who supervise or manage these individuals by reviewing what is expected of today’s facility maintainer. The course starts with supporting internal health and safety policies and by reinforcing that all recreation facility frontline staff are unofficial community ambassadors and customer service specialists and that their actions are vital to creating an enjoyable, safe recreation experience. The focus then shifts to legislative responsibilities that control public facility upkeep. The lapse of legal obligations and what repercussions can be expected to all workplace parties is reinforced. It’s the simple things such as never using hot water on a waxed floor or adding a small amount of dishwasher liquid when cleaning windows that can save significant maintenance and staffing costs. Understanding why choosing chemicals with viricide and/or biocide will help control mould and bacteria growth while not destroying fixture finishes is core to operational success. Saving on janitorial supplies can be as simple as understanding the importance of chemical proportion and regularly switching of cleaning products. While detail record keeping is the best legal defence a facility can have.
Instructor: Mark Reinert, RRFM, CIT, CPT, Parks and Facilities Supervisor, Town of Petawawa